Why is so much wonderful cotton shirting described as a man’s fabric???
I couldn’t pass on Mood Fabrics’ beautiful pink/blue Italian cotton shirting even if the description read – This is a light weight 100% cotton shirting with a woven pattern. Smooth, soft, sleek, ideal for men’s dress shirts.
Cotton is simply my salvation during this time of year, and with a new grandchild due on September 1, the pink and blue stripes spoke to me! Yep, my daughter and son-in-law are doing it the old fashioned way and skipped the gender test 😉
I knew this soft textured fabric with its baby colored stripes would be adaptable to a feminine style. I was also itching for an embroidery project and created an embroidered border for the top. Having sewn McCall’s 7543 twice before, once in linen and once in a cotton poplin, I thought a lightweight shirting would endure the embroidery process and gently drape from the gathers.
The front and back bodice each required six flowers or two groups of three. After embroidering the fabric I cut along the lower edge until the scalloped edge was complete………
After ‘finishing’ the top, I wanted a little more pop and got the scissors back out.
Definitely a good idea!
Finding the versatility in a fabric is always rewarding for me. Many thanks to Mood Fabrics for providing me with the opportunity for discovery – check out Mood’s shirtings!